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You need a website. What next?

Posted in Websites on July 25, 2015

You need a website. But what’s next? Should you build it yourself? Should you hire someone? Why are some agencies or freelancers quoting you $1,000 when others are quoting $100,000? Why the discrepancy — and what are you paying for? You’ve heard of Squarespace and GoDaddy … but what are they? In your new role as “the client,” it’s helpful to understand a few fundamentals about how websites come together so you can be as engaged in the process as possible. First, let’s take a look at the “traditional” order of operations when it comes to web design and development. How do you build a site the “traditional” way? At Tamara Olson Designs, we start with discovery and user experience. We dive deep with our clients to understand the business objectives and user needs of the site. Why have a website? What is its purpose going to be? This understanding helps us decide how content should be organized and what “calls to action” we want...Read More >

Geocities web patterns worth resurrecting

Posted in Vintage Web on October 26, 2014

A tribute to some of the best that the beloved 1995-era Geocities had to offer - truly the good ol' days of the Web.